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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

How many of these falls caused an injury?*
By an injury, we mean the fall caused you to limit your regular activities for at least a day or to go see a doctor.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more falls caused an injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,205 484 39.5 36.1-43.0 721 60.5 57.0-63.9
-Western 275 101 38.9 31.5-46.8 174 61.1 53.2-68.5
GENDER
Male 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 166 65 40.7 31.4-50.7 101 59.3 49.3-68.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 245 93 41.5 33.5-49.8 152 58.5 50.2-66.5
Non-Hispanic Black 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 117 30 26.5 17.7-37.5 87 73.5 62.5-82.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 122 29 26.3 17.7-37.2 93 73.7 62.8-82.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 233 86 40.2 32.1-48.8 147 59.8 51.2-67.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 204 79 42.1 33.0-51.7 125 57.9 48.3-67.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 123 43 31.5 22.4-42.2 80 68.5 57.8-77.6
Unable to Work 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 12 months.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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